iCraft Up Some Pretties with Our Adhesive

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It is always fun to find new ways to use your double sided adhesives, like the iCraft products.  Today, sharing a project demonstrating how you can create your own dimensional, layered background.  With just a bit of confetti, iCraft adhesive tape and background paper a unique design is simple.

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1.  Add iCraft tape to your background paper.  Press firmly to ensure that it intact. (Used 1/8″ tape in this example.)

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2.  Remove tape backing.

3.  Add punched pieces of paper (used Epiphany Crafts heart punch and hole punch) along adhesive.  Press lightly to ensure each is attached.

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Used the same technique to add glitter to the hearts.

Supplies:

iCraft 1/8″ adhesive tape
3D Zots
Memory Tape Runner XL

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Hop Along With our Spring Pillow Project

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This week is all about inspiration, and from one of our favorite places Pinterest.  Being that a pile of fabric strips were sitting at the end of the craft table, a quilted project seemed like a perfect way to go.  The search began and found a little inspiration though this photo.

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With strips of torn fabric, the basket weave effect came to be.  Once each strip was in place, using fusible fleece, the front woven panel was then ironed together and trimmed along each side.  The back panel of the pillow was then constructed from one solid piece of fabric and ironed on to fusible fleece as well.

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The bunny was cut from two piece of white fabric fused together using fusible web, light weight.  Found a bunny pattern on Pinterest here and cut out from fabric.  Added thread for the eye.  Used SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive Spray for the backside and ironed on to the pillow to keep in place as it was stitched to the pillow.  The pillow was then constructed, stuffed and completed with a stitched side and a pom-pom tail.

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Spring Bunny Pillow by Andrea Budjack

Supplies:
SprayNBond Fusible Adhesive Spray
HeatnBond Fusible Fleece
Fabrics
Pillow form or stuffing
Flower trims

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If you search Pinterest for altered composition books, there is tons of fabulous inspiration available. They make a nice, personalized and cheap gift!

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Start with a plain composition book – many dollar stores carry them.

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Using Therm O Web Super Stik, completely coat the cover of the book and the back side of patterned paper with adhesive. Coating the cover and the paper insures permanent sticking power.

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Don’t cover the binding with patterned paper. Instead use some Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and a wide ribbon or trim.

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Cut strips of the Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and completely cover the binding:

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Peel off the red protective backing an apply ribbon and trim to fit. Once the cover and binding are done, decorate the cover with other embellishments. (Zots are perfect for adding buttons!)

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Next, to make tabbed pages, cover several pages with Therm O Web Memory Runner XL adhesive and cover with patterned paper here:

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and here:

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For a page with a seam, cover the seam with Sticky Lines:

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and add a trim:

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And there you have it, a very inexpensive but super cute gift inspired by Pinterest!

Altered Composition Book by Rebecca Keppel

Supplies:

Sticky Lines
XL Tape Runner
Super Stik Glue Stick
Composition Book
Papers and Embellishments
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Love Comes in The Sweetest Packages

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For the love of a little sweet packaging today and the coming Valentine’s Day, bringing you a project today featuring some favorites (besides the goodies inside).  Nothing seems to go better together than some adhesive and paper, right?  Especially when using one of my favorites, Zots.  From attaching a button with a single zot or adding dimension with a 3D Zot, there is always a need.  This goodie box features a little of each.

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Just take a few of your favorite stamped, die cut or button layers, add a Zot or two and you have your perfect package!

Goodie Box by Andrea Budjack

Supplies:

Therm O Web Zots

We have a new Designer joining the team this month…talented Designer Amy Friend. Amy has this beautiful pillow on the Sizzix blog…do stop by and see it!

Grateful For You Holiday Gift Wrap

For the past week or so we’ve been highlighting our friends at Die Cuts With a View or as we like to say.. DCWV!

Today we take a different spin on their beautiful product and share some sweet gifts…perfectly times for the upcoming holiday or anytime you need something special for someone special!

Designer Andrea Budjack created these pretties…

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Today’s project does just that in just a few simple steps.

With your DCWV papers and Therm O Web adhesives, take a moment to wrap a treat in fun, colorful packaging.

Supplies:

Therm O Web SuperTape 1/4 inch
Therm O Web White Foam Squares

DCWV Papers
Twine
Pins
Cricut Expression Close To My Heart Cartridge

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-Begin by cutting popper boxes from paper (used Cricut Expression, Close To My Heart cartridge).

-Assemble using Therm O Web Supertape along ends.

-Add ribbon, and stamped box wrap (using Supertape to adhere ends again).

-Add label embellishments to front of box using Therm O Web Foam Squares (white).

-Complete the front by die cutting heart, adding foam to the back side of heart and adhering it to the front of the box.

-Add twine and beaded stick pin.

Thanks for taking a peek… Andrea

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Shabby Chic Wedding Flowers and More with Therm O Web

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Flowers are perfect for any occasion, right?  Why not use your favorite papers and fabric with a variety of Therm O Web products to create something extra special that will last forever.

We begin with the paper flower.  To create these you will need wood skewers, your favorite papers, paint, circle die and Therm O Web (3d Zots, Memory Tape Runner XL, ICraft Dots and SuperTape,).

Begin by painting the skewers for the stems, I chose green to match the paper leaves cardstock.  Next die cut several large and medium circles from paper.  Wrap one ICraft Dot around the top of the skewer.  Add tape runner adhesive to one large circle (sides only) and wrap around skewer, over adhesive dot.  C

Continue to add layers, alternating sizes of circles.  Between circle layers add one 3D Zot to the center of the circle to allow space between layers/petals.

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Hand cut leaves by folding paper in half and cutting leaf shape.  Create a few for a bouquet.  Maybe fabric flowers are what you are looking to create.

Using the same skewers, a bouquet holder (found in your local craft shop) and a variety of fabrics/ribbons/lace trims you can get something like this…

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Used Peel N Stick fabric tape and Zots to assemble this shabby chic wedding bouquet.

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Whatever your choice, it will be beautiful just because you made it yourself!

Andrea Budjack


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Winter Votive Vases by Patti Milazzo

I embellished an inexpensive glass vase and votive candle holder with Therm O Web’s Supertape, iCraft Adhesive Sheets and Glitter Dust to add glitter and sparkle to this wintry wedding décor.
Therm O Web Supplies:

Therm O Web Supertape 1/8”
Therm O Web Zots – Bling
Therm O Web Zots – Small
Therm O Web Zots – Medium
Therm O Web Zots – 3D
Therm O Web Glitter Dust – Silver and Iridescent
Therm O Web iCraft Adhesive Sheet

Other Supplies:
Sizzix Snowflake Die
Glass vase and glass votive candle holder (craft store – less than $2 for both)
Doodlebug Design Sugar Coated Metallic Aluminum Glitter (loose glitter)
Iridescent Fine Glitter by Creative Beginnings
Gems, ribbon and tag or accent to embellish
Artificial decorative snow (craft or home improvement store)

Instructions:

  1. Lightly spray the glass vase and votive with Silver Glitter Dust and let dry.
  2. To add iridescent sparkle to the snow, place fake decorative snow in a discarded cardboard box (shirt box) and lightly spray, then fluff with a plastic fork and let dry.
  3. In the meantime, apply 1/8” Supertape around top or top edge of glass containers.  If applying around a circular shape, as shown with the votive, press, reposition and smooth out the tape as needed.  Don’t worry about minor imperfections or bumps as they will not show once the glitter is applied.

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  1. Remove the tape and apply loose glitter.  Sprinkle on or apply and press with a dry paint brush.  Use your finger to smooth it over and then use the paint brush to lightly brush away any excess.
  2. Next, diecut (or punch) snowflakes from iCraft Adhesive Sheets.  Carefully peel away the backing and apply to side of vase.  3 snowflakes were applied to this vase.  Press firmly to ensure that the adhesive is secure, then remove the top protective layer and apply loose glitter.

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  1. Add snow to the vase and insert votive holder and candle.
  2. Tie a ribbon around the neck of the vase, use a Small and Medium Zots to secure it hold the ribbon in place.  Tie a separate bow and again use a Zot to adhere it to the ribbon.  Trim tails as needed.

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  1. Use Bling Zots to adhere gems inside snowflakes
  2. Create a tag from embossed cardstock.  Punch larger heart from light pink cardstock and apply to tag with 3D Zot.  Add letter stickers below – “I Do”

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  1. Apply iCraft Adhesive Sheet to cardstock and punch out small heart.  Peel away protective layer and apply pink glitter.  Use a Zot to apply to the larger heart to complete the project.

Here’s a peek at some of the other beautiful projects Designer Patti Milazzo created for our Winter Wedding theme at CHA..

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Therm O Web Supplies:

Glitter Dust (Iridescent, Silver & Pink)
Zots (Bling, Small & Medium)
1/8” Supertape
iCraft Adhesive Sheet

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Wedding Card Cake Box

Therm O Web Supplies: 
iCraft Adhesive Tape ( ¼” & ½” )
Supertape ( ¼” & ½” )
Zots (Craft, Bling, Small, Medium, 3D)
iCraft Sheet

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Wedding Hair Piece

Therm O Web Supplies: 

Glitter Dust (Iridescent)
Zots (Small and Medium)
¼” Supertape

Be sure to stop by tomorrow as we have more beautiful projects to share with you that were displayed at our booth at the 2013 Winter CHA!

Gifts of the Season with Therm O Web!

Not only are Therm O Web adhesive perfect for all your crafting needs…they’re also just right for gift wrapping!

Designer Andrea Budjack has a sweet gift wrap and card for you to create!

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Fabric Wrapping Supplies:

1.  To begin, decide the size of the package that will be wrapped.  Cut/tear the fabric into a square.

2.  Add Peel N Stick across (diagonally), leaving two inches on each end for overlap.

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3.  Add ribbon and press.

Card Supplies:

1.  Stamp envelopes.  Use Memory Tape Runner XL to add elements to front of envelope.

000_00062.  Cut paper and cardstock for card.  Assemble and adhere together using Memory Tape Runner XL.

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3.  Add embellishments to card using 3D Zot singles.

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4. Add sticky line to bottom of card and add glitter.

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5. Wrap your cards, ornaments and goodies in the fabric wrapping.

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We’re back with another one of our favorite recipes for the holidays!

Christmas Snowball Cookies

Snowballs (there are many many names for this yummy cookie!)

1 c shortening
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c powdered sugar
2 c flour
2 c fine chopped pecans
1 egg

Roll into balls, bake at 350 for 15 min. While still warm, roll in powdered sugar and let cool. Roll in powdered sugar again.

The 1/2 c powdered sugar in the recipe goes into the mix. Use more in a ziplock bag to roll them in when done Enjoy!!

If you want to get really creative with them…we love this!

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Carrying on Traditions with Therm O Web

Year after year we carry on a tradition to add a handmade ornament to our tree.

Between school projects and time in the craft room, our ornament collection get new additions each and every year.

This year, use a few of your favorite crafting favorites to create an ornament to hang on your tree. Each year your unpack those holiday boxes and pull out your handmade ornaments it is like a step back in time by remembering what products you used, your crafting style and colors.

Here is a little addition of mine…

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1.  Begin by finding a chipboard piece that can start your ornament base.  Using your Therm O Web tape runner adhesive, adhere paper to the front/back.     glue

2.  Use your 3D Zot Singles to add dimension/layers to your ornament.  Tip: Stack two on top of each other for adding more height.

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4.  Use a touch of Glitter Dust to your ornament layers or as I have shown here, the bell.  I found these last year at a discount store and they needed a little sparkle.  Add this to the bottom of the ornament.000_0013

5.  Add ribbon and string to the top of the ornament.

What do you have in store for your handmade ornaments/decorations this year?

Andrea


Speaking of traditions..one tradition that is common around the holidays center around baking and recipes!

Join us this week as we share some of our employees favorite and must make recipes!

Today’s recipe is shared by Sharon Contreras our fantastic Account Manager!

My recipe is one of my favorite deserts my grandma taught me to make for the holidays; it has been passed down 3 generations!

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Graham Cracker Cake

Ingredients:

1 box of Graham crackers

1 box of Kosto Pudding (chocolate)

1 can of chocolate frosting (I like Pillsbury)

Directions:

Heat up Kosto pudding on the stove (follow directions on the box). Layer graham crackers in a pan and spread pudding over the graham crackers add another layer of graham crackers and repeat until it is as high as you desire and lastly, spread the chocolate frosting over the top. Refrigerate overnight and there you go! YUMMY!

In celebration of Green Monday today we’re happy to offer you a way to save a bit of green! Shop online and receive FREE FREIGHT with any $25 order! It’s our way of thanking you and speaking the green!

Sweet Holiday Greetings” from Therm O Web

Sweet Holiday Greetings” from Therm O Web

The holidays are upon us! Soon many of you will be pulling out the tree, decorating your homes and spending endless hours shopping for the perfect gift! Today more then ever..a handmade gift strikes a special chord. With stores such … Continue reading

Sweet Little Bundles From Therm O Web

Time to celebrate those new little bundles of joy with a handmade gift bundle today.

This is a fabric project that can be created quickly and easily using a few Therm O Web favorites and a bib pattern that can be found here.

Therm O Web Supplies:

HeatnBond No Sew Hem Tape
HeatnBond Fusible Fleece
HeatnBond Fusible Interfacing
SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive

Other Supplies:

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Instead of following the pattern directions for using just fusible interfacing, use fusible fleece.  This way you can add a quilting effect to portions of the bib, as done on the bottom portion of the one pictured above.  Do you have patterns in fabric that you love and can add as an embellishment like the flowers here?  Simply add fusible interfacing to the back of the fabric, trim and spray fusible adhesive to the back and iron on.

Therm O Web Supplies:

Memory Tape Runner
3D Sticky Foam Strips
Zots Singles (medium, large)

Created a card to match using a couple of the fabric flower cut outs as well.  A perfect time to use that foam adhesive to bring dimension to your projects!

Andrea


Click here to view the photos from the 2012 Quilt Market

 


 

Just a reminder..we’ve extended our Pillowcase Challenge and hope you’ll join in! We hope you’ll  join us in making a pillowcase and in return..we’ll send you something! After receiving your pillowcase, Therm O Web will send you a gift of some of our best adhesives and stabilizers! (one package of StitchnSew Tear-away Stabilizer, HeatnBond UltraHold and HeatnBond Lite) as our thank you to you for joining us!

Here’s the details…use one of the pillowcase patterns found on All People Quilt website to create your pillowcase. Then email us at Contest@thermoweb.com for mailing instructions. Pillowcases need to be received by Friday, November 9th. Once we have received your pillowcase, we will send you a gift for participating.  It’s just that easy and even better…you’ll feel great for doing something for someone else! Pillowcases will be donated to the Dover’s Children’s Home in Dover, New Hampshire.

Therm O Web would like to help YOU make a pillowcase or two! Simply post a comment…let us know…do you have a favorite color for your bedroom? Kind of pillow? Size to sleep on..we’ll take just about any comment you care to share (well most any!!) and we’ll enter you to win this amazing prize pack plus fabrics to help you make a pillowcase or two!

Remember…Make a pillowcase. Make a difference.

Everlasting Fall Leaves with Therm O Web

Have you ever wanted fall to last just a bit longer?

Looking for a way to use bits and pieces of fabric to top a gift, add to your decor or create a unique and fun accessory?

Today’s tutorial from Designer Andrea Budjack is quick and easy, taking less than ten minutes to get something that is ever lasting.

Quilting Arts fans..please keep reading for more information about Designer Pat Sloan’s “Zig Zag” Pillow Tutorial too!

Fall Fabric Leaf by Andrea Budjack

Therm O Web Supplies:

HeatNBond Fusible Interfacing
HeatNBond Fusible Fleece
SprayNBond Fusible Adhesive

Other Supplies:

Wire
Sewing Machine
Leaf Pattern

1.  Cut two piece of fabric, larger enough to cut out your leaf pattern.  Cut one piece of fusible interfacing and one piece fusible fleece.  Iron fusible interfacing to one piece of fabric.

2.  Bend wire into semi leaf form, leaving a few inches at the end that will stick out from leaf.  Lay between fusible fleece and fabric.  Iron.

3.  Spray on fusible adhesive onto fleece side of wired piece.  Lay fabric with fusible interfacing on top (fabric side up) and iron.

4. Cut out leaf pattern, lining up the placement of stem and wire.

5.  Stitch along edge of leaf and center.

6.  Curl or bend wire at the end of leaf stem.

Tip:  Make these in a variety of colors and place a few in a bowl or around the room for pops of color.  You can also add a pin backing to these and wear them as a festive accessory.


Welcome to friends finding us from Quilting Arts Magazine!

What do you get when you upcycle a standard pillow, add some Chevron stripes and fantastic snowflakes? A fun and frosty Zig Zag pillow designed by Pat Sloan! Make this Zig Zag Pillow using half square triangles and Therm O Web’s HeatnBond® Lite!

Directions for this comfy pillow and printer friendly PDF template created by Pat Sloan are available FOR FREE on our Idea Gallery page (http://www.thermowebonline.com/idea_detail.php?id=392 ). Make these pillows in any fabric patterns you like to work all year long!

Therm O Web would like to help you with your quilting and sewing projects by offering you a chance to win this box of our best selling products! It’s filled with HeatnBond goodies ranging from Fusible Fleece, HeatnBond Lite, Iron On Vinyl and much more! We know you’ll love this prize pack!

Simply post a comment here and tell us what project you’re working on or perhaps what you’ve just completed! We’ll select one random comment and announce the winner right here on the blog on Monday, November 5th.